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I've created a new document. Made some artwork and now want to resize the artboard, to a specific size (which isn't the same size as my artwork). How do I do this?

I've gone to the Help menu and followed the instructions:

Selected the Artboard Tool, but how do I select the artboard? I've tried double clicking in the artboard, but just lots of green and red lines appear. I can't see an artboard in the layers panel.

Perhaps this isn't an artboard, but a page? Do you have to make an artboard first, or does a new document come with an artboard?

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29 minutes ago, Markeeee said:

Do you have to make an artboard first, or does a new document come with an artboard?

If you select the artboard tool you can draw the artboard wherever you want by clicking and dragging.

If you already have an artboard and want to change the size: select the artboard tool, select the artboard in the layers panel and than you can move/scale the boundaries of the artboard (blue lines with blue dots on the corners) in the viewport.


 

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So if I create a new A4 document, this isn't an A4 artboard. There is a difference between a "page" and an "artboard"? Seems needlessly confusing.

I've just tried this. Created an A4 document (and didn't select 'Create Artboard'), then made an artboard using the Artboard Tool. The original A4 "page" thing, then disappears.

I think Illustrator is much better at this - less confusing - there isn't a difference between a document/page and an artboard.

Thanks for your help

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When you create a new document you have a choice of creating an artboard or not. If you don't, you are simply creating your objects on the canvas, which is not an artboard.

 


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